Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX7

The Good Great video quality. Compact size. Good colour rendition and image quality for reduced resolution or screen viewing.

The Bad Slow maximum aperture at telephoto end. Small buttons can be difficult to press. Over-processing on photos visible at full magnification. Too many megapixels.

The Bottom Line Even though it's got a few too many megapixels for its own good, the Cyber-shot WX7 is a nifty little compact camera with an excellent set of features and a good price.

Editors' Rating
8.0 Overall

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Review

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX7

Sony's Cyber-shot models have usually always been elegantly styled, with slimline bodies incorporating reasonably attractive specs within. The WX7 is no different in this respect, and is perhaps a bit more rounded than other Sony compacts that have come before.

Design and features

It houses a 5x optical zoom Carl Zeiss lens — a significant upgrade from the WX5, which only used Sony's G lens — at 25mm wide-angle, with a respectable maximum aperture of f/2.6. At the telephoto end the maximum aperture is only f/6.3. The WX7 also uses Sony's Exmor R CMOS sensor at 16.2 megapixels, which is supposed to deliver superior low-light performance. As is the case with the previous WX and TX cameras that have used this sensor, that claim is mostly true.

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